Lay Empowerment and the Development of Puritanism.

By: Bremer, FrancisMaterial type: TextTextSeries: eBooks on DemandChristianities in the Trans-Atlantic World Ser: Publisher: London : Palgrave Macmillan Limited, 2015Copyright date: ©2015Description: 1 online resource (248 pages)Content type: text Media type: computer Carrier type: online resourceISBN: 9781137352897Subject(s): PuritansGenre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lay Empowerment and the Development of PuritanismDDC classification: 285/.909032 LOC classification: E16-E18.85BR1-BR1725Online resources: Click here to view this ebook.
Contents:
Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 The Experience and Meaning of God's Caress -- 2 Thinking of the Laity in the English Reformation -- 3 Lay Puritans in Stuart England -- 4 Gatherings of the Saints in England and the Netherlands -- 5 Shaping the New England Way -- 6 The Free Grace Controversy and Redefining the Role of Lay Believers -- 7 The Role of the Laity in England's Puritan Revolution -- 8 Varieties of Lay Enthusiasm in New England and England -- 9 Responding to the Challenges of Diversity, 1640-60 -- 10 Clergy and Laity in the Later Seventeenth Century -- Epilogue: Looking Backwards, and Ahead -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.
Summary: A study of the rise and decline of puritanism in England and New England that focuses on the role of godly men and women. It explores the role of family devotions, lay conferences, prophesying and other means by which the laity influenced puritan belief and practice, and the efforts of the clergy to reduce lay power in the seventeenth century.
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Cover -- Contents -- Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- 1 The Experience and Meaning of God's Caress -- 2 Thinking of the Laity in the English Reformation -- 3 Lay Puritans in Stuart England -- 4 Gatherings of the Saints in England and the Netherlands -- 5 Shaping the New England Way -- 6 The Free Grace Controversy and Redefining the Role of Lay Believers -- 7 The Role of the Laity in England's Puritan Revolution -- 8 Varieties of Lay Enthusiasm in New England and England -- 9 Responding to the Challenges of Diversity, 1640-60 -- 10 Clergy and Laity in the Later Seventeenth Century -- Epilogue: Looking Backwards, and Ahead -- Notes -- Bibliography -- Index.

A study of the rise and decline of puritanism in England and New England that focuses on the role of godly men and women. It explores the role of family devotions, lay conferences, prophesying and other means by which the laity influenced puritan belief and practice, and the efforts of the clergy to reduce lay power in the seventeenth century.

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Francis J. Bremer is Professor Emeritus of History at Millersville University of Pennsylvania, USA. He has been a visiting scholar at Oxford University, the University of Cambridge, and Trinity College. He has authored and edited a total of sixteen other books on puritanism in the Atlantic world, including the prize-winning John Winthrop: America's Forgotten Founding Father (2003) and Building a New Jerusalem: John Davenport, a Puritan in Three Worlds (2012).

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